Friday, August 12, 2016

Thank you with Zinnias.....

Hello everyone: From the 4 seasons of the year, the Fall is my most favorite, the colors are always spectacular up here in NW Indiana, the weather is gorgeous, not to hot and not to cold yet, so I'm really anxiously awaiting the arrival of this most beautiful time of the year.
I have a card to share with you that I will link to the CAS-ual Fridays "Time to Color" challenge and the Addicted to Stamps and More "Anything Goes" challenge, here's my card.

I bought a couple of spools of this gorgeous ribbon last year at Hobby Lobby at the clearance section for $1.00, I'm just in love with the rich, deep tones of orange and gold, I haven't used it yet until now. 
The image is from a retired Flourishes set called Zinnias, all of this images are simply beautiful.
I stamped this one onto a piece of Strathmore multimedia water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with SU markers but this time, I did not use the aqua painter, I used instead my Wink of Stella, why you might ask?? well, it was because of THIS VIDEO by Kristina Werner, I never thought of using Wink of Stella instead of water but the results are fabulous, if I could have an unlimited supply of this glittery brushes, I think I wouldn't use water anymore to color my cards.
Here is a close up of this pretty flowers, I hope you can see the shimmer.

The word THANKS and the sentiment on the bottom are from a retired Flourishes set called With Gratitude, I just grabbed the word THANKS and inked up each letter masking the rest, thank goodness for the MISTI. I stamped the other part of this sentiment stamp at the bottom with Hello Honey ink, I embellished it by adding that little Hemp twine bow.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

I die cut the sentiment, from the same set, with the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle dies, the sprigs are from Penny Black.
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Yummy flowers! So pretty I love Fall colors too! This is so pretty!

Aileen Ryan said...

Ahh Maria another beautiful flower card, the colours you chose are perfect and I can see why you love that ribbon, stunning and perfect finish to your card.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Patti, there is NO sign of Fall yet, it's been steamy hot this past two weeks.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Aileen, it's amazing what you can find at the bargain bin, this ribbon is gorgeous.

Mary Fish said...

Those watercolored zinnias look amazing!

Asha said...

What a lovely project! Flawless colouring, Maria. Great job. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Mary. The real flowers are so beautiful and the colors are vivid and intense.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Asha, this Fall colors are my favorite.